Training Gallery Archive
With the generous donation of two junk cars, the Southwest Harbor Fire Department held car extrication training. Department members practiced with the Jaws of Life and spent the evening cutting up cars. Again, invaluable experience is gained through training and practice.
On June 2, 2018, a joint mutual aid drill was held with fire personnel from SWHFD, Tremont FD, Mount Desert FD, Bar Harbor FD, and ANP. The practiced situation was a wild-fire which started at Echo Lake beach and spread with driven winds northward. We went over inter-department communications, water shuttling techniques, structure triage, and using resources available from other state and federal agencies.
The hydraulic tools that we use for vehicle extrication are very powerful and effective when brought to bear. Not only do we train to effectively use that force to our advantage, we also try to learn some finesse. Anyone care for an omlet?